Monday 23 June, 2014 - A lucky syndicate of law enforcers won more than $860,000 in the Lotto on Saturday night!
The group of 20 Police force colleagues will claim a share of $43,000 each!
The syndicate organiser said it was a coup for the cops after playing Lotto together each week for years.
“We started this Lotto Club about six years ago when we were working together as cops and we’re stationed all over New South Wales now,” he said.
“There’s a mix of men and women in the group, all under 40, so this prize will help set everyone up.
“I actually found out that we’d won on Saturday night when I checked the Lotto results on the internet. I started calling everyone straight away, but because it was so late at night after I’d been out some of them had a hard time believing me!
“Everyone’s pretty happy; my phone’s been going off all day today, I’ve had to charge it three times!
“Some of the group will use the prize for a house deposit or a holiday and there are a few young families that will benefit as well,” he added.
The syndicate organiser said each syndicate member contributes $15 per week to their Lotto Club kitty and the pooled funds are used to purchase tickets across a number of NSW Lotteries’ games. The winners have chosen to remain anonymous.
NSW Lotteries confirms that syndicates are a popular way to play Lotto as a group can share the cost of a larger entry with more games which gives them more chances to win!
The division one winning Saturday Lotto System 8 QuickPick entry was purchased from Coogee Village Newsagency, Shop 8 at 182 Coogee Bay Road in Coogee. The System 8 entry type won a division one prize of $852,338.18 along with multiple division three and four prizes for a total of $866,798.33.
Throughout Australia, there were five entries that won a first division share of Saturday Lotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool, each worth $852,338.18. Along with the winning entry purchased in New South Wales, three winning tickets were purchased in Queensland and one in Victoria.
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3435 on 21 June 2014 were 12, 31, 34, 1, 28 and 32 with the supplementary numbers of 24 and 8.
There’s still time to set up a work syndicate ahead of the Saturday Lotto $22 Million Superdraw this Saturday 28 June! Tickets are on sale now so grab an entry in-store or online from Tatts.com today!